Nice start. Look forward to seeing more.
Your essay makes me want to see the second guy with the newspapers more. I feel like they are competing and in a sense they are. But, that's not what this is about. I think this is about how he's happy when someone gives him money. It also presents begging for money in a way that I don't really think he is in agony. Usually we would think begging is hard. This guy looks okay.
The challenges and thoughts you had while doing this photo shoot were very interesting and would be a great entry in your blog. You talked about waiting for a long time for the right moment, the many photos you took and the discomfort you felt.Talk about how you felt while doing this assignment.